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Censorship-Policing the Theatre

October 10, 1981 cate different factions in the ruling party. These obviously were the considerations, rather than the requirements of development of backward regions or industrial dispersal, which dominated the meeting of the state industrial ministers. Thus everyone appeared to agree that the existing policies had failed to bring about any notable development of backward areas. And yet everyone, the relatively developed states especially, was opposed to any change in these policies. The spokesman of the Gujarat government was indignant that the restrictive definition of 'backward' areas proposed by the Sivaraman committee would mean that some of even the poorest tribal areas of the state would not qualify as 'backward'. What he did not say was, after all these years of these areas enjoying the status of being 'backward', how much industrial development had in fact taken place in them.

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